Tense scalenes can trigger pain in many body regions – from the front and back of your arms, to your chest and to your upper back –.
Treating this muscle group can be demanding as they are difficult to feel and massage.
Active trigger points in the scalenes can trigger pain in many regions of the body.
The deeper the red in the pictures, the more common it is to experience pain in the respective area, when trigger points are active.
The scalenes contribute to…
Compared to the diversity of pain patterns these muscles can create, there are not too many movements that may be impaired or painful when they are too tight or contain tender or trigger points.
The only ones I read about were a minimal limitation of neck rotation and some stiffness of your fingers on the same side.